Orthotrichia costalis


Forewing length 3 mm. Forewings with white fringes which form a distinctive stripe when the wings are folded.

Identification difficulty

Still or slow moving water.

When to see it

May to September.

UK Status

Found throughout Britain but infrequent.

VC55 Status

Rare - the Sapcote record of 24th July 2012 is the first record for VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map